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Weeklies try to solve the riddle of Fidesz’s lasting success

Monday, September 18th, 2023

Some commentators attribute the government’s success in one election after another to the weakness of the opposition, while others find the explanation in its endeavour to continue a long-standing trend in Hungarian political history. READ MORE

US Ambassador criticises ’attempts to rehabilitate Horthy’

Thursday, September 7th, 2023

The main pro-government daily criticises the ambassador for ‘chipping in’ while a left-wing website expresses concerns similar to those of the US ambassador. READ MORE

Our Homeland unveils Horthy bust in their Parliament office

Friday, September 2nd, 2022

As far-right MPs unveil a bust of Regent Miklós Horthy (in office 1920-44) in their Parliament offices, a left-wing columnist accuses Fidesz of ‘piggybacking’ on the Horthy cult. A conservative commentator, on the other hand, thinks that the Left’s tendentious interpretations of the Horthy era make reasonable debate impossible. READ MORE

Admiral Horthy’s bust defaced in Budapest

Monday, July 20th, 2020

In the wake of the movement to topple statues in the United States and in Western Europe, a woman poured red paint on the bust of the interwar Regent. A Conservative analyst warns against arbitrary gestures towards history. READ MORE

Horthy anniversary revives history debate

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

A left-wing pundit accuses the government of following in the footsteps of the interwar authoritarian regime, while a right-wing author calls Horthy an incorruptible patriot. READ MORE

House of Fates to open in 2019

Monday, October 8th, 2018

A libertarian pundit finds it sad that the completion of the House of Fates, originally scheduled for inauguration four years ago, is taking so long. He thinks that more transparency concerning the planned exhibits could help to resolve the debates over the new museum. READ MORE

Criticism of planned statue of anti-Semitic Interwar Minister of Education

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

The leading left-wing daily criticizes plans to honour the memory of historian Bálint Hóman, who as Minister of Education and Religion under Regent Miklos Horthy was actively involved in anti-Semitic legislation. READ MORE

Jobbik’s Horthy memorial march

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Népszabadság suggests that the far-right party is celebrating the rule and person of Admiral Horthy in order to provoke condemnation and thereby find a place on the TV news.  READ MORE

A Marxist philosopher on Horthy and capitalism

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Addressing both liberal and conservative critics of last week’s Horthy commemoration, Gáspár Miklós Tamás, a well-known leftist philosopher ridicules those who confine their criticism of the interwar era to anti-Semitism alone. READ MORE

Welcoming the new US Ambassador to Hungary

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Pundits across the political spectrum believe that Colleen Bradley Bell, the new US Ambassador to Hungary will form a rather dim picture of Hungary and its government if she gathers information from the US press before taking up her post. READ MORE